Eli Manning says he deserves 'some criticism' after rough start to season

Ross Houston
September 21, 2017

"We need to get the ball snapped". "So we talked about things, and there's some things I've got to do that I've got to be better at".

For his part, Manning didn't try to pass the buck, acknowledging that it was his job to get the play off.

Head coach Ben McAdoo and his team are well aware of the criticism they are receiving, with some even starting to write them off after a disappointing 0-2 start, but McAdoo sounds like he's embracing the challenge. He didn't call a timeout.

"(McAdoo) is talking about the interception and the delay of the game", Manning said.

Manning's season is off to a horrendous start, and by extension, the Giants are, too. "You can't be sensitive, and I think everyone's gotten very sensitive - players and everybody".

Giants reporter Jordan Raanan thinks "this might actually be the week" NY features Orleans Darkwa instead of Paul Perkins at running back.

"Weston [Richburg] told me when he snapped it he thought there was still a second on the clock", offensive lineman Justin Pugh said of the Giants' center. The offensive line has been simply atrocious; veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall turned in an embarrassing performance against the Lions one week after he was held to 1 catch for 10 yards against the Cowboys, and the running game has been non-existent. "Got a lot of great guys, elite players and they also hustle".

"I got to make sure they know I got confidence in them and I trust them, I know they're gonna compete their tails off, " he said. "Any time there's a delay of game, it's on the quarterback and can't afford to not get it right there".

Now just two weeks into the season the Giants have the NFL's worst rushing attack in terms of yards and have found no solutions as to how to fix the problem surrounding the offensive line. It epitomized their offensive struggles this season.

"Hey, you lose games, you only score 10 points, you deserve some criticism", Manning said (via WFAN) on Tuesday.

It was no secret that the Giants offensive line and ground game were the two biggest question marks following a wild-card round exit in the playoffs past year, but instead of addressing the issue the Giants front office and coaching staff made a decision to stick their heads in the sand. Myers's source said Manning has "been old for the last three or four years". This is obvious in the season's first two games.

Manning finished 22-of-32 passing for 239 yards with a touchdown and an interception Monday night.

The Giants will certainly need an edge heading into Philadelphia, where they have not won a game since 2014 and face a team that played competitively against the Kansas City Chiefs - one of the better teams in the league - in a 27-20 loss. "Just keep fighting. That's what we got to do up front, and everybody". And Eli Manning is as mistake-prone as ever, except he's 36 years old now and nearly certainly is not putting the same mustard on the ball like he used to. Of those nine teams that started 0-2 and went on to make the playoffs over the past decade, just one has continued their run all the way to a Super Bowl win - the 2007 New York Giants.

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